Archive for the ‘News’ Category
Warner Brothers Grabs ‘BioShock’ Creator Ken Levine To Write ‘Logan’s Run’ Remake
June 18th, 2013 at 7:13 pm | |
Sony Schedules Release Dates For ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 4′
A remake of the 1976 science fiction flick Logan’s Run has been one of those remakes that’s been attempted many times over the years but has never come together.
Now Warner Brothers is making an interesting and exciting move to get the remake rolling forward again. The studio has hired Ken Levine, who along with his Irrational Games created the classic video game BioShock, to write the screenplay for this latest attempt at remaking Logan’s Run. [...]
June 18th, 2013 at 5:30 pm | |
Marc Webb‘s is well into production on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Sony must like what they are seeing because they have announced release dates for The Amazing Spider Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4. This also shows the amount of confidence the studio has in this highly anticipated sequel. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in theaters May 2, 2014, which will be followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 opening on June 10, 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 opening on May 4, 2018.
Announcing these release dates only adds to the rumor that the studio wants to create a Spider-Man Cinematic Universe, and that each film will build up to the Sinister Six. We’ve already seen some photos of Jamie Foxx as Electro, and Paul Giamatti as the Rhino. Then there is the rumor that Colm Feore could be the Vulture. The sequel also has Chris Cooper playing Norman Osborne, who could end up being the Green Goblin. Finally there’s Dane Dehaan who plays Harry Osborne, who could also end up following in his father’s footsteps. [...]
Don’t Have A Lot Of Time For RPGs? Try ‘Dungeons & Dragons Encounters’ Now!
June 18th, 2013 at 2:30 pm | |
Earlier this week I received an email alerting me that the new Dungeons & Dragons Encounters season was here. I’m going to be honest, I knew absolutely nothing about it at the time. Now that I’ve had a chance to delve a bit deeper, I found it to be a pretty awesome set up. It’s what I would consider mini-modules that are tailored to fit a certain number of characters but not specific ones. A lot of the build up for the campaigns are generated prior to play and it deals with the core fundamentals of role playing games.
Now, I’ve been playing these games off and on since 1984. That’s a lifetime to some people and a mere drop in the bucket for others. But one thing I have learned is that a good D&D game is comprised of many things. From the players to the Dungeon Master to having a great campaign quest, these are all important components to any great RPG. Of course, a Big Gulp and some cash for pizza never hurt anything. But having spoken to all that, I must say that there are so many things that change as we get older. College, marriage, children, location, timing…these all play a part as to why some of us haven’t continued playing RPGs the way we once did. [...]
Ryan Reynolds Steps Away From Summit Entertainment’s ‘Highlander’ Reboot
June 18th, 2013 at 11:30 am | |
Geek Peek: First Look At The Second ‘Game Of Thrones’ Beer
We’ve been hearing about a planned Highlander reboot from Summit Entertainment for a while now, but nothing has come of it yet.
At one point 28 Days Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was attached to make the movie, and Ryan Reynolds was said to be attached to star (though it was unclear just how attached he was). But now comes word that Reynolds has officially removed himself from any possible involvement in the project. Fresnadillo departed the director’s chair last year. [...]
June 18th, 2013 at 10:00 am | |
Deal: Game of Thrones Statue: Tyrion
Back in December we got our first peek at the first in the announced line of Game of Thrones-themed beers—a blonde ale called Iron Throne—being created by Brewery Ommegang in New York.
Now comes our first look at the second beer in the line, which is set to arrive sometime this fall. The second beer is a stout called Take the Black, inspired of course by the Night’s Watch and the oath that seals their lifetime commitment to the protectors of the realm of Westeros. It will be 7% alcohol by volume.
You can check out what the next beer will look like, including the special label it will wear that was designed by a52, the same studio that designed the title for the HBO show’s opening credits. [...]
June 18th, 2013 at 8:40 am | |
Marvel Announces All-Star Creators For All-New Spider-Man Graphic Novel
The deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is a Game of Thrones Statue: Tyrion from Dark Horse for $169.99 (that’s 15% off the list price of $199.99).
Note – this deal is only for today, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last (and at TFAW, supplies don’t last so grab this now if you want it at a discounted price).
If/when the deal runs out, you can still get Game of Thrones Statue: Tyrion statue at the discounted price of $185.25 through Amazon [...]
June 17th, 2013 at 8:30 pm | |
‘America’s Army’ Attacks Digital Comics!
The second book in Marvel’s premium original graphic novel series brings together Eisner Award-winning writers Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come), James Robinson, and (Starman) artist Gabriele Dell’otto (Secret War) to tell an all-new Spider-Man story that spins out of the Marvel NOW! series Superior Spider-Man. Spider-Man: Family Business is set to hit shelves in 2014 fully painted and published in an over-sized hardcover book with “sophisticated packaging.”
In the story, the Kingpin is building an international crime syndicate so Spidey is forced out of New York City to battle the crime lord on a global scale. At the same time, someone has Spider-Man in his sights and the only person who can save him is a mysterious sister. So now it truly is the Spider family! [...]
June 17th, 2013 at 4:00 pm | |
‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ Trailer: Excessive Amounts Of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kayne West Is Never Enough
The U.S. Army is still after the geeks! Eleven years ago, the Army released a videogame titled America’s Army that was free to play and is still available. The game allowed players to partake in military style training and missions. Now, the U.S. Army has partnered with comic book publisher IDW Publishing to release a companion comic book series simply titled America’s Army Comics to all major digital platforms including the IDW app, Comics by Comixology for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook, Windows 8 and the Web; Apple iBooks; Amazon Kindle; Barnes & Noble Nook; and Kobo.
The comics are meant to be companion pieces specifically to America’s Army 3 and the upcoming new videogame release America’s Army Proving Grounds scheduled for late 2013 …]
June 17th, 2013 at 12:50 pm | |
Joss Whedon Confirms Loki Won’t Appear In ‘The Avengers 2′
Paramount has just released the first trailer for Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf Of Wall Street, which looks like it could go down as one of the best trailers of 2013. The film marks the fifth time that he and Leonardo DiCaprio have collaborated together for a project, which definitely is giving off some awards buzz.
The trailer sets the tone from the moment that green band goes down and Kanye West‘s “Black Skinhead” starts to play. Ironically enough the premise of the film and the context of West’s song are pretty much one in the same: excess. For the rich, having more is never enough, and when I say excess, I mean crumpling up $100 bills, tossing them into waste baskets like their were used tissues, driving Lamborghinis recklessly, throwing massive parties, and lots of booze and lots women.
Check out the first trailer for the film after the jump [...]
June 17th, 2013 at 10:00 am | |
Deal: Justice League Superman Action Figure
As much of a menace as he is to all the nine worlds of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it appears that there is one thing that can stop Loki dead in his tracks: a script. Now this doesn’t mean that Tom Hiddleston had a falling out with Marvel, Disney, or Joss Whedon, it just means that he won’t be in The Avengers 2. This is definitely a disappointment to anyone who is a fan of the actor or the character who loves to hear line like “Mewling quim” or “An ant has no quarrel with a boot.”
While a disappointment, it isn’t entirely unexpected. To have him as the villain, even in a smaller capacity, would be somewhat boring. Also that little teaser at the end of the first Avengers confirmed that Thanos is a greater threat than Loki and was the one pulling the strings, so why subject the audience to another appearance made by Loki, when you can have someone as powerful as Thanos [...]
June 16th, 2013 at 8:51 am | |
‘Man Of Steel’ Sets Up ‘Justice League’; WB Gears Up For ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Aquaman’
The deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is a Justice League Superman Action Figure from DC for only $13.77 (that’s 40% off the list price of $22.95).
Note – this deal is only for today, Sunday, June 16, 2013, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last (and at TFAW, supplies don’t last so grab this now if you want it at a discounted price).
If/when the deal runs out, you can still get Justice League Superman Action Figure statue at the discounted price of $16.18 through Amazon [...]
June 14th, 2013 at 1:41 pm | |
E3 2013: Zombies Are Everywhere In This ‘Dead Rising 3′ Gameplay Demo
After confirming that David Goyer would come back to write the screenplay for Man Of Steel 2, and reportedly signed on to write Justice League, Goyer is making the final turn of the press rounds for Man of Steel, which opened in theaters this weekend. While most of us are ready for the return of the famed DC Comics hero, Goyer is slowly preparing for the sequel of the film and giving us small hints about Justice League.
The early signing only signals how confident Warner Bros. Studios is in Man of Steel, and because of that, not only are they putting the sequel and the Justice League film on a fast track into production, but they are also getting ready for other solo DC Hero films like Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and more. Hit the jump for more details [...]
June 14th, 2013 at 10:00 am | |
E3 2013: Creepy Quantic Dream PS4 Tech Demo Guy Gets His Own Game
Dead Rising 3 is officially on the way, and the first gameplay demo for the game was shown off at E3 2013 this week.
Whether you’re a fan of the franchise or not, one thing remains increasingly undeniable: boy, they sure get a lot of zombies on your screen. Known for their hordes of undead as well as the wide variety of weapons available to you for dispatching them, Capcom’s game series always gives you your money’s worth if all you’re seeking is to bash the remaining life out of the walking dead, and that clearly has not changed at all here.
Click on over to the other side now to check out the first gameplay from Dead Rising 3 now. [...]
June 13th, 2013 at 11:00 pm | |
E3 2013: First ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ Gameplay Demo
Remember that super creepy yet unbelievably realistic old man’s head Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dream’s David Cage showed at PlayStation 4 event to share an example of how powerful the machine was? Many people said it looked that good because it was only one giant floating nightmare head, which may be true to a point. But now Quantic has taken it another step with a full tech demo of a game titled The Dark Sorcerer featuring that same creepy head (who turns out to be Braveheart and Ghandi star David Gant) with a body now attached to it and all sorts of other stuff going on.
Unfortunately it is just a tech demo; at first I was pretty excited it was an actual game (having missed the text at the beginning). Then things take a bit of a turn, and you’ll know exactly when that is when you watch the video below. It’s well worth your time, I assure you. [...]
June 13th, 2013 at 10:00 pm | |
Another gameplay demo presented for the first time at E3 2013 was for Batman: Arkham Origins, the prequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.
The video shows just how big the map is, as you’ll navigate Gotham City on Christmas Eve while some of the deadliest assassins try to take you out in hopes of collecting the $50 million bounty put on your head by crime lord Black Mask.
The demo also touches on some of the various things you’ll be doing in the game, such as analyzing evidence and putting all of the pieces together or tracking down and disarming bombs that have been planted by Anarky.
Continue on down to the other side to check out the first gameplay demo for Batman: Arkham Origins. [...]